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Title A chill in the air : an Italian war diary, 1939-1940 / by Iris Origo ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett.
Author Origo, Iris, 1902-1988, author.
Publication New York, NY : New York Review Books, [2017]
Description pages cm.
Call # 940.5413 O
Series New York Review Books Classics
New York Review Books classics.
Summary "A harrowing account of life in Italy in the year leading up to World War II, available in the US for the first time. War in Italy in 1939 was by no means necessary or even beneficial to the country.But in June 1940, Mussolini finally declared war on Britain and France. The awfulinevitability with which Italy stumbled its way into a war for which they were illprepared and largely unenthusiastic is documented here with grace and clarity byone of the twentieth century's great diarists. This diary, which has never been published and was recently found in Iris Origo'sarchives, is the sad and arresting account of the grim absurdities that Italy and theworld underwent as war became more and more unavoidable. Origo, British-bornand living in Italy, was ideally placed to record the events. Extremely engaged withthe world around her, connected to people from all areas of society (from the peasantson her estate to the US ambassador to Italy), she writes of the turmoil, thedanger, and the bleakness of Italy in 1939 and 1940, as war went from a possibilityto a dreadful reality. A Chill in the Air covers the beginning of a war whose catastrophic effects are documentedin Origo's bestselling War in Val D'Orcia"-- Provided by publisher.
"War in Italy in 1939 was by no means necessary or even beneficial to the country. But in June 1940, Mussolini finally declared war on Britain and France. The awful inevitability with which Italy stumbled its way into a war for which they were ill prepared and largely unenthusiastic is documented here with grace and clarity by one of the twentieth century's great diarists. This diary, which has never been published and was recently found in Iris Origo's archives, is the sad and gripping account of the grim absurdities that Italy and the world underwent as war became more and more unavoidable. Origo, British-born and living in Italy, was ideally placed to record the events. Extremely engaged with the world around her, connected to people from all areas of society (from the peasants on her estate to the US ambassador to Italy), she writes of the turmoil, the danger, and the bleakness of Italy in 1939 and 1940, as war went from a possibility to a dreadful reality"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Origo, Iris, 1902-1988 -- Diaries.
Origo, Iris, 1902-1988. (OCoLC)fst01716309
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, English.
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Italy. (OCoLC)fst01204565
1939-1945
Genre Diaries. (OCoLC)fst01423794
Personal narratives -- English. (OCoLC)fst01424103
Addl. Author Hughes-Hallett, Lucy, writer of introduction.
Related To Online version: Origo, Iris, 1902-1988, author. Chill in the air New York, NY : New York Review Books, [2017] 9781681372655 (DLC) 2018029295
ISBN 9781681372648
1681372649

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